Cemetery Caretaker Job at Midland County, TX, Midland, TX

  • Midland County, TX
  • Midland, TX

Job Description

Salary : $40,176.66 Annually

Location : Texas 79705, TX

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 2019-00430

Department: Midland County Fairview Cemetery

Division: Cemetery

Opening Date: 06/07/2024


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Helps maintain cemetery grounds by performing miscellaneous tasks; operates backhoe in order to prepare grave sites; prepares burial grounds for funerals; performs various landscaping duties; maintains cleanliness and neatness of roadways and walkways; leads processions into the cemetery as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares grave sites and back fills them to state specifications using a backhoe.
  • Maintains cemetery grounds, including fertilizing, mowing, edging, trimming, and pruning.
  • Maintains all roadways and walkways, including picking up trash, and clearing weeds.
  • Assists in setting up burial grounds for funerals when needed.
  • Leads the procession into the cemetery as needed.
  • Supervises working inmates to perform various projects at the cemetery.
  • Maintain County issued vehicle and equipment in a clean and good working condition.

Qualifications, Education, and/or experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

High school graduation or its equivalent, plus at least one year of experience.

Must have and maintain a valid, clear driving record.

Knowledge, Skills and/or ability

Will train how to operate a backhoe; state regulations for burial preparation; and basic landscaping practices and procedures.

Operate backhoe; perform landscaping tasks, such as mowing, edging, and trimming; supervise work of inmates; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, inmates, and the general public.

HEALTH / DENTAL INSURANCE- Regular full-time employees are provided general medical, hospitalization, and dental insurance coverage. This is free to the employee if they take a yearly HRA and have negative Cotinine test yearly. Employees may obtain coverage under the group plan for family members at their own expense. Employees become eligible for this coverage on the 91st day of employment. Prices for other insurance are listed

LONG TERM DISABILITY- Regular full-time employees working over 30 hours per week are eligible for long-term disability benefits. This benefit becomes effective on the 1st day of the month following six months of continuous employment with the county

CAFETERIA PLAN - All regular full-time employees are eligible to enroll in the supplemental insurance portion of the county cafeteria plan on the 91st day of employment, or annually during an enrollment period for the following plan year of January 1 through December 31. They will not be eligible for enrollment in the Flexible Spending Accounts for medical reimbursement and/or dependent care until the first annual enrollment for the plan year beginning after 1 full year of employment.

DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLANS - Midland County offers five deferred compensation plans. Enrollment in one of these plans can be done at any time after the 91st day of employment.

RETIREMENT PLAN - The county is a member of the Texas County & District Retirement System (TCDRS). Regular employees are required to become members of TCDRS and are eligible for this benefit immediately upon employment. Employees automatically deposit 7% of their salary. Temporary employees are not eligible to become members of TCDRS. The county matches employee deposits by 200% and interest at retirement. An employee is vested after 8 years of service. An employee may retire with full benefits after 8 years of service and attainment of age 60, or after 30 years of service, or at the time the employee qualifies under the "Rule of 75". The "Rule of 75" is defined as when the employee's age combined with years of service (rounded down to whole years) equal to 75 or more.

DEATH BENEFIT PLANS - There are two (2) types of death benefit plans provided by Midland County to all employees who participate in the Texas County and District Retirement System.
  1. SUPPLEMENTAL DEATH BENEFITS FUND-If an employee dies, his or her beneficiary will receive a lump sum payment equal to one year's compensation, based on the employee's most recent regular rate of pay for the employee's regular position.
  2. SURVIVOR ANNUITY DEATH BENEFIT -To be eligible for this death benefit, the employee must be a participant in T.C.D.R.S. and must have completed at least four (4) years of service with Midland County
SOCIAL SECURITY - All employees of the county are covered by social security. The county also contributes to the social security system on behalf of each employee.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION - All employees of the county are covered by the workers' compensation insurance program, and the county pays the premium. This coverage provides medical and salary continuation payments to employees who receive bona fide, on-the-job, work-related injuries.

LEAVE TIME - Regular full-time county employees are eligible for holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, and other types of released time under certain circumstances.

FREE WELLNESS CLINIC- for anyone over the age 3 covered by Midland County's insurance.


  1. YEARLY-Upon completion of one (1) year of service, each employee receives longevity pay. Longevity pay is paid at a rate of sixty dollars ($60.00) per year of service to the county. This longevity pay is pro-rated and paid on a pay period basis.
TELADOC SERVICES-as of 1/1/19 This service gives you access to a medical professional via the internet at no charge to the employee. To use this service you must be covered under the County medical plan and register with Teladoc.

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Temporary work, Immediate start, Flexible hours,

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